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Routes in Lower Mound (western cluster of boulders)

? V11-12 8A+
Africa V2 5+
Balancing boulder problem V3 6A
Bulge V3 6A
Dead Cat V1 5
Egg Shell, The V5 6C
Hung Like John V8 7B
Samet Problem V8-9 7B+
Unknown V5 6C
Unknown left of V11/12 V7 7A+
Unnamed right of Africa V2 5+
V4, The V4- 6B
Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Dave Wachter on Feb 28, 2009
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

2 ways to do this problem. Either way, you start using the disk-shaped dark blob, about the size of a frisbee, at chest height.
- Easier start uses the podium rock for feet. Start standing on it, with both hands underclinging the frisbee. Reach high to get onto the chalked sloper, match it, and work your way up from there. Some people move off the sloper with their right hand, others go up with their left.
- Harder start avoids using the podium altogether, and only allows you to use the balancing boulder itself for hands and feet. Start with both hands on the frisbee, and feet out left. Swing up into the sloper (whee!), and move up from there. This variation is probably V3+ or V4-.

Location

On lower mound, this is on the south side of the obvious uppermost boulder.

Protection

Pad, spotter. Although it seems like you might hit your head on the boulder to the left, I've never seen anybody do this. More likely, you'll swing out right and miss the pads in the other direction.

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